Are there part-time options for the program?

The MA in Sustainable Energy (online) is a part-time, cohort-based program and has been designed to fill key skill gaps in the energy sector. As a result, it is only available as a part-time program.


Am I required to take a GRE or GMAT exam?

Applicants are not required to take the GRE or GMAT to be considered for the MA in Sustainable Energy program. See our admissions page for a full list of requirements.


What background do you want to see from someone applying to this program?

Although many applicants come from social science or environmental science backgrounds, we welcome all applicants who are passionate, driven to excel and are interested in being an active participant in the Johns Hopkins SAIS community. You can review our curriculum page for full course information, and feel free to contact an admissions counselor if you have any questions about whether this program is a good fit for you.


Can I apply straight from completing an undergraduate degree?

Johns Hopkins SAIS considers all aspects of an applicant’s background, and there is no professional experience requirement for the MA in Sustainable Energy program. If you are applying with limited professional experience, we recommend highlighting any organizations and extracurricular activities you’ve participated in as well as your educational background in your personal essay and statement of purpose. Visit our admissions page for more information on requirements.


What do employment outcomes look like for this degree?

MA in Sustainable Energy graduates will be prepared for a variety of careers that include roles in policy, profit and non-profit organizations. Please visit our careers page for more information on outcomes for this program.


What support will I get from career services?

The Johns Hopkins SAIS offers career services to all students and alumni, whether they take classes online or on-campus. These services include coaching, tailored job searches and exclusive networking opportunities.


Are there prerequisites that are required? If so, can I be admitted conditionally and if so, when do prerequisites need to be completed?

Courses in Micro and Macro Economics are a prerequisite for this program. However, Johns Hopkins offers a self-paced, online Principle of Economics course, which is available to students enrolled in the MA in Sustainable Energy program for free. Students who successfully complete this course with a grade of B- or higher will fulfill this requirement for the program.


Will I be required to attend any part of the program in person?

The program features two on-campus experiences. The first is a week-long residency that offers the opportunity to connect with your peers and faculty at the school’s main campus in Washington DC. The second is a weekend-long experience that includes your capstone project presentation as well as the opportunity to participate in commencement with the entire Johns Hopkins SAIS graduating class.

See our residency experience page for more information.


Are there scholarship/financial aid opportunities?

Students enrolled in the MA in Sustainable Energy (online) program are eligible for financial aid. Our FAFSA code is E00474. We also recommend that you talk with your employer about tuition reimbursement opportunities.

Visit our financial aid office website for more information on scholarships and other options for financial assistance.


Can I get a TOEFL/IELTS waiver?

For applicants whose primary language is not English, most will need to submit English competency exam scores. However, waivers are available for students who graduated with an undergraduate degree where English is the language of instruction and the accredited institution is located in a country where English is an official language. Visit our admissions page for more information.